How to Edit DNS Zone in cPanel

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cPanel provides the Simple DNS Zone Editor and the Advanced DNSZone Editor two different types of Zone Editor. Let’s discuss the first option.

Simple DNS Zone Editor

You will be able to perform four different actions with a simple interface once you open the tool.

A Record
You may add an A record to your domain name by the first action. This can be used to map a hosting domain IP address. In addition, by inserting multiple A records for the same domain, you can also do this to provide domain Redundance.

Click on the button to add one and complete all of the fields necessary. You may enter the record hostname in Name. The IPv4 adress to which you want to point can be entered in the address. Click Add a Record when completed.

CNAME Record
A canonical name may be used to map an alias name to a true domain name, or simply a CNAME. This can be used to map a subdomain from the main domain name, such as www or mail, on its content.

Click the record of CNAME. Enter the record hostname in the Name. And enter the subdomain name you would like to map in CNAME.

MX Record
To establish the location of the email delivery, email servers will use the Mail Exchange (MX) Record. For MX Record and A Record you can have the same value as normal hand-in-hand.

Click the button MX Record to select more. The higher the value the higher, the better. You may use the same value for a corresponding A Record for Destination.

Click it in the panel if you are looking for an Advanced DNS Zone Editor. It also lists the various DNS records inside your domain.

Advanced DNS Zone Editor

You can customise and edit a TTL for each of your records with the advanced editor. This is very useful, particularly if you want to edit an inactive domain record. You may also create other types of records.

AAAA Record — IPv6 Address
Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) Record — allows a certain authority to issue certificates for the domain
Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) Record — added to improve safety from fraudulent or suspicious emails
TXT Record — used to hold text information.